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Poster: tom w. Date: Jul 24, 2004 3:13pm
Forum: election_2004 Subject: Re: What is your opinion of Micheal Moore's 'Farenheit 911?'

regardless of ones opinion concerning moore's portrayal of bush, he must be commended as a film maker for providing a voice to the left's platform. the right clearly has a long history in this feild and diversity shoud be encouraged

i dont see much ground for the "it's all lies" claim. the film on a whole is fact-based. the comment was made earlier that the news reel is the primary source of the film's footage. bias is inevitable when documenting anything, for all reporters, historians and filmmakers make a decision that some facts are important and should be included, while some are not and should be omitted. the question we should be asking ourselves is not are these facts or lies, but which facts are important to us personally and to this country.
whether or not you think bush meant to say "im a war-time president" when he said "im a war president", it is our decision as to how much importance is given here. a fruedian slip? i say yes. a relatively important statement? no

there is one particular issue which moore misstates, though i do not think it was an outright lie. the film states that while all nonmilitary flights were suspended for the few days following 9/11 the numerous relatives of bin laden were flown out of the country, alluding to preferencial treatment. (moore had written a widely published article on this subject prior to the movie) the fact is that commercial air traffic had resumed by the time of the bin laden flights. the 9/11 commision and other sources have stated this. while this does not resolve the issue of the bush/bin laden connection, it discredits moore's statement.

the importance of this political movie is clear given the record attendence during an election year. his sarcasm and silly comparisons tend to weaken the seriousness of his documentary, but i dont see theaters packed during ken burns' films. i dont even think the theaters play them.



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Poster: cashel Date: Jul 28, 2004 3:13pm
Forum: election_2004 Subject: Re: What is your opinion of Micheal Moore's 'Farenheit 911?'

thanks for your reply to my post( re schools )

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Poster: Darrell Wright Date: Jul 30, 2004 8:01am
Forum: election_2004 Subject: Re: What is your opinion of Micheal Moore's 'Farenheit 911?'

tom,
appreciate your response to the question. I can finally say that I am not the only one that feels this way about this film.

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Poster: Rickskarbo Date: Aug 29, 2004 2:27pm
Forum: election_2004 Subject: Re: What is your opinion of Micheal Moore's 'Farenheit 911?'

My absolute opinion of this movie was very troublesome.1)any one with 1/2 a brain knows that Micheal M. is a "Bush hater"so to think he is going to be objective and honest has to be a fool.
2)What really motivated him to make this movie is ..he knew he would have alot of people who would pay $10 to see this hack job and guess what Micheal M.goes straight to the bank.Guess what M.M. has not so far given one red cent to the DNC.Public records verify this as a fact.
Also,M.M. knows he could preach to a certain part of the population and he could "cut and Paste anything" and the Kool Aid drinkers in his party would beleive anything he put on the screen..and that is just a fact.I have been amazed how naive and immature these followers are..it is a shame.I was a follower of this party for years and I left because the party made no sense/ no logic..they never discuss the facts,just a emotional rant of alot of nothing.I could not be in a party that embrassed the likes of Jesse Jackson,Al Sharpton,Al Franken,Micheal Moore...the beat goes on with that crap.This party is morally bankrupt so I left and will never be back.

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Poster: someoneelse Date: Aug 29, 2004 4:28pm
Forum: election_2004 Subject: Re: What is your opinion of Micheal Moore's 'Farenheit 911?'

"Guess what M.M. has not so far given one red cent to the DNC." He clearly states in this film that he is an independent (non-affiliated).

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Poster: glenn Date: Aug 30, 2004 1:57pm
Forum: election_2004 Subject: Re: What is your opinion of Micheal Moore's 'Farenheit 911?'

I'm a Bush Hater too, but I don't see the appeal of his lodge brother John Kerry either.

I'm voting Green, if there were ever a time that voting Green would NOT be a wasted vote, that time is now.

In my opinion, Bush and Kerry are no more different than ham and canadian bacon.